Irish Pub PEI Mussels
Number of Servings: 2
5 lb (2.2 kg) fresh PEI Mussels
4 slices of double-smoked bacon, chopped
1 small onion, roughly chopped
1/2 cup (125 mL) Guinness beer
1/4 cup (60 mL) heavy or whipping cream
- Rinse fresh PEI Mussels under tap water. Tap any mussels that are still open and discard any that do not close after being tapped and rinsed. Set aside.
- In a large pot set over medium low heat, brown the bacon for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the onion and continue cooking until the bacon is crisp and the onion has softened, another 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add the Guinness and mussels and cover with a lid. Turn the heat to high and cook until steam pours out from under the lid and the shells are open, 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit, covered, for about 1 minute. Discard any mussels that do not open.
- Stir in cream and serve. Great with crusty bread to soak up all the sauce.